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Forum: Grammar August 12, 2019, 09:48 AM
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Posted By aleCcowaN
I don't see such difference in commitment, but...

I don't see such difference in commitment, but it's a subjective matter.

Basically the verb cuidar can be used both as a transitive and as an intransitive verb.

transitive---> cuida a su abuela...
Forum: Vocabulary August 11, 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,449
Posted By aleCcowaN
El logo del sitio contiene esa tilde. El problema...

El logo del sitio contiene esa tilde. El problema es que si se la utiliza en la base de datos puede dar origen a algunos problemas prácticos en Internet.

De todos modos, el uso de sustantivos...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By aleCcowaN
One of the several meanings of texto is libro de...

One of the several meanings of texto is libro de texto (textbook). Consider one the short for the other.

Libro de texto de gramática is possible but uncommon. "Libro de texto de" is usually...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By aleCcowaN
Yes, it comes from gato. It's used to suggest "in...

Yes, it comes from gato. It's used to suggest "in a quadruped way".
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By aleCcowaN
a oscuras/obscuras = in the dark I don't...

a oscuras/obscuras = in the dark

I don't know the reason but many of these expressions using adjectives become nouns are plural and feminine:

a ciegas = blindly (literally)
a oscuras

but...
Forum: Grammar August 10, 2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 68
Posted By aleCcowaN
They are instances of locuciones adverbiales...

They are instances of locuciones adverbiales (adverbial phrases). You could not make them freely.

There are many starting with the preposition a. There are many more constructed in a different...
Forum: Grammar August 09, 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By aleCcowaN
I don't quite understand what "take after me"...

I don't quite understand what "take after me" means there. I only know it as "to resemble someone or to follow someone's example", but the context suggests something like "to pick at or bull...
Forum: Grammar August 08, 2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By aleCcowaN
camisas azules (azul is an adjective) ...

camisas azules (azul is an adjective)

camisas azul claro (azul is a noun, claro is an adjective which modifies that noun; equivalent to camisas de color azul claro -all the shirts are of the same...
Forum: Grammar August 07, 2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By aleCcowaN
The original text is "Rich felt like he was doing...

The original text is "Rich felt like he was doing pretty well until the vomiting started"

Again, problems with the translation. Arreglárselas implies Rich is the agent in a wide variety of...
Forum: Grammar August 06, 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By aleCcowaN
Another instance of lexicalized pronouns ...

Another instance of lexicalized pronouns

arreglárselas = cope, manage, get by (without any aid)
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Posted By aleCcowaN
The text is from a translation of the novel It by...

The text is from a translation of the novel It by Stephen King, which original wording is exactly as Tyrn quoted it in the opening post («And it had all happened with the casual ease of slipping into...
Forum: Grammar August 05, 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Posted By aleCcowaN
Y todo había ocurrido con la despreocupación de...

Y todo había ocurrido con la despreocupación de calzarse un par de zapatillas una mañana de sábado.

To slip into and out of garments translates into ponerse y quitarse abrigos, camisas,...
Forum: Grammar July 31, 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By aleCcowaN
Cerveza gratis means beer at no cost. ...

Cerveza gratis means beer at no cost.

Cerveza libre means as much beer as you want at a fixed price during some period.

Tenedor libre = all you can eat for X$
Forum: Vocabulary July 29, 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By aleCcowaN
They might, but generally patadura is used with...

They might, but generally patadura is used with the dancing and tronco with the different sports. They evoke different images: a patadura moving limitedly and out of compass, as if his legs are...
Forum: Vocabulary July 29, 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By aleCcowaN
Klutz means log in Yiddish, and in Argentina we...

Klutz means log in Yiddish, and in Argentina we use the same word (tronco) to describe a person who is unable to play sports, as the term describes a person who is clumsy and not agile at all.
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By aleCcowaN
As Rusty says, in these cases the pronouns carry...

As Rusty says, in these cases the pronouns carry meaning themselves and doesn't relate with the object, hence the term lexical/lexicalized (intended to enrich the lexicon).

You may imagine lo to...
Forum: Grammar July 29, 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 67
Posted By aleCcowaN
Both. Pasársela (pasar+se+la) is an...

Both.

Pasársela (pasar+se+la) is an excellent example of lexicalized pronouns. When pronouns aren't used the "usual" way but they themselves add to the meaning of the verb.

Pasársela means "to...
Forum: Grammar July 28, 2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By aleCcowaN
Presa is correct: preso, presa, presos, presas. ...

Presa is correct: preso, presa, presos, presas.

Besides meaning prey, presa is also a dam -the wall, specifically- though represa -the whole thing, including el embalse (the reservoir)- is also...
Forum: Vocabulary July 25, 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,449
Posted By aleCcowaN
As -ísimo only applies to adjectives the best the...

As -ísimo only applies to adjectives the best the site name suggests is "de tomísimo y lomísimo" (suggesting "of the greatest importance").
Forum: Grammar July 25, 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By aleCcowaN
Poner means to wear, to put clothes on, as in "me...

Poner means to wear, to put clothes on, as in "me pongo un abrigo".

Llevar puesto is used to describe the garments a person is wearing at some time. Take it as a set phrase, because it matches a...
Forum: Grammar July 23, 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By aleCcowaN
with the meaning ...stay in Rome ...stay...

with the meaning

...stay in Rome
...stay mad at me

***maybe meaning "... going to be stationed in Rome" unless you meant to use "permanecer" instead of "quedar", in which case it is correct.
Forum: Grammar July 15, 2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By aleCcowaN
Tardar is what matches "time it takes to do or...

Tardar is what matches "time it takes to do or complete".

Tardar means to spend time doing something or the time that's spent until something is completely done, and also to spend too much time...
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By aleCcowaN
Almost without exception, every Spanish speaker...

Almost without exception, every Spanish speaker would think the cat belongs to María, unless the context is someone opening presents at their birthday party and there's a cat with a colourful satin...
Forum: Grammar July 11, 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By aleCcowaN
Exacto: espero que ocurra pronto. Tener...

Exacto: espero que ocurra pronto.


Tener lugar is used with events and it's slightly formal. Basically it's



¿dónde es? = ¿dónde tiene lugar?
Forum: Translations July 11, 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By aleCcowaN
nacer is always intransitive.

nacer is always intransitive.
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